Coinciding with its opening, El Visor – Espai Fotogràfic presents a joint exhibition of the projects Social Cannibalism by Tabare Moreyra and Mutation by Jordi Capell.
More and more frequently, we are food for a society which is increasingly competitive and lacked of scruples, and do not hesitate to devour us if market or personal conditions require so. Nobody is safe, we all are in some moments possible victims or potential devourers. Social cannibalism succeeds because we are what we are and we want what we want. We have a desire, a will, and a constitutive individualism.
When I studied Medicine I majored in Genetic Engineering and learned how to manipulate the genetic code to create totally new species. Unfortunately, when I started to propose projects involving genetic modifications in humans the other members of my team felt scandalised and invited me to leave the College. As a consequence, I had to continue my experiments at home with the precarious resources I had, and because of the lack of budget it was necessary to use my own genetic material as the base for my clonation and directed mutations studies. A number of experiments went awry and I had to discretely dispose of the obtained specimens, but in others I obtained reasonable and even bright results, and so I decided to keep my manipulated clones as pets, hidden in the crypt of my manor house. Now I belive that the moment has come to show my results to the world, and so I have decided to obtain a series of portraits of all them. Some of them have been delighted, but others, more surly, have been uncooperative and have been grimacing and moving during all the shooting (as has been the case of the left half of the Bicephalous, completely blurred compared to its other half).